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Local doctors react to new restrictions on hydrocodone

If you use prescription painkillers like Vicodin, in just a couple of months, they will be harder to get. It's all part of an effort to cut back on the abuse of these types of drugs, which has been a growing problem for quite some time.

YaYas group brings dancing, joy to local senior citizens

Who doesn’t love to dance? That’s the idea behind a special line dancing group that goes by “YaYas.”

Detectives working to get security video, computer hard drives from Scott Rogers’ home

Iberville parish detectives are working to get access to “security video” and computer hard drives from inside local TV personality Scott Rogers’ house, in St. Gabriel.

Join BR survivors for Stand Up to Cancer viewing party at Perkins Rowe

To help finish the fight against cancer and support the groundbreaking grassroots movement Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), American Cancer Society of Baton Rouge Relay For Life and other event volunteers will host a viewing party for the primetime s

2 BR shootings injure 3 people, including 5-year-old girl

Three people, including a child, are in the hospital after two separate shootings in Baton Rouge.

CATS offering shuttle to LSU during 2014 football season

Capital Area Transit System will be offering a shuttle service to LSU during the 2014 football season for home games.

LSU students react to beauty product that could prevent sexual assault

You're out at a bar or club with a group of girlfriends, you turn your head, only for a moment, to say hi to someone...and sadly that's all the time it takes for your drink to be spiked with a date rape drug.

St. John officials and residents take precautions after brain-eating amoeba found

Labor Day weekend is pretty much synonymous with water fun in Louisiana, but for residents in one water district in St. John the Baptist Parish, there are dire warnings about their water.

LPSO conducting sobriety checkpoint during Labor Day weekend

On Friday, August 29, 2014, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office - in conjunction with several other local law enforcement agencies - will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Livingston Parish.

BRPD searching for man who robbed gas station on Highland Rd

Police are looking for a black man who robbed the Hop-In Chevron Service Station at 2915 Highland Road.

LSP arrests man for driving 129 mph on Nicholson Drive

On August 27, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop “A” arrested Dmonte W. Stockton, 20, of Baton Rouge, for Reckless Operation.

FDA recalls dog food sold at BR area Dollar General stores

Mars Petcare US Announces Voluntary Recall of 22 Bags of PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition for Dogs Sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana

Man shot by LPSO during suicide attempt

An Albany man is now dead after threatening police with a gun, who tried to stop him from comitting suicide.

Jindal sues the Obama administration over common core

Governor Jindal made his most aggressive move yet in trying to eliminate common core Wednesday when he filed a suit against the Obama administration and the department of education.

APSO identifies suspect in Prairieville car burglaries

Deputies need your help finding a white man who burglarized several cars in a Prairieville neighborhood.